PORTLAND, Ore. - The 50-foot fishing vessel Lori Ann (ex Little Linda) ran aground on Nye Beach near Newport, Ore., Tuesday, August 11, 2009.
The Lori Ann had a crew of two people and was carrying approximately 1,800 gallons of diesel fuel when it ran onto a soft sand beach at approximately 2:00 a.m.
A Coast Guard search and rescue team from Station Yaquina Bay, Ore., responded and ensured that the two crewmembers were brought safely to shore. There were no reports of injury. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Coast Guard pollution response and vessel inspection personnel, in partnership with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), are heading to the scene to assess vessel condition and monitor any potential pollution threat. A clean-up contractor, arranged by the owner of the Lori Ann is currently removing the diesel fuel from the vessel and will be making plans to remove the vessel from Nye Beach. The cause of this accident is under investigation.